Friday, July 11, 2008

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I encourage you to read joejoejoe's comments and quotes in the previous post. There's four of them, and you can click joejoejoe's name to get to the source links. Here's a real "doozy" joe found that I want to preserve and highlight:

June 10, 2008 Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) said: "For those states that feel it is appropriate, they should be allowed to explore for oil and gas off their shores. It works in Louisiana. You could almost look at Katrina as a positive example. Although Katrina was a horrific disaster, there was not one barrel of oil spilled as a result of that category five hurricane coming up the gulf and going through New Orleans. It wiped out the city, but all the oil rigs were functioning – and there were a lot of them in the Gulf of Mexico – and they survived the storm without a leak, without a spill of any kind."

There's an Olympian amount of mendacity contained in that quote. Joejoejoe finds the Joint Report to Congress from the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Coast Guard, May 8, 2006, which states:

"As a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita there were six major, five medium, and over 5000 minor oil and hazmat responses. Additional minor spills continue to be identified and addressed. It is estimated that over 9 million gallons of oil was released, and this total does not include oil released from minor spills. A detailed summary of these spills is provided on pages 5-6."

Joe says: "CC'd on this letter is none other than Sen. Judd Gregg."

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I just lost my lunch. Thank you very much.

By Anonymous GentillyGirl, at 2:20 PM  

hot damn joejoejoe. good find. great job.

By Blogger E, at 2:44 PM  

Bingoes on'dat, E!
And I particularly like Ryan's snag from Russell Honore because I saw THE MAN...on the ground, taking care of bid'nez with that cigar sticking out oh his mouth, that stream of rather well coined profanities and those eyes...I gotta tol'ya, they are Louisiana Eyes no lies.
While I cannot comment upon the full scale occupation of the city,
Really, it was pretty damn cool after all that first week of absolute Kafkatrina ass'fuck of western civilization, to have a Ragin Cajun on the scene, ya'know?

And one thing he doesn't have to tell anyone at any of his "Culture of Preparedness" lectures now across the country: He doesn't owe a goddamned thing to any member of Congress (particularly questionably endowed, tiny minded Republican Yankee Punks) he out-ranks everyone at the Exquixotic Corps of Engineers...and grew up shrimping those very polluted waters of which he speaks. He has no need of saying this. You can see it in his eyes.
Wouldn't you agree?

By Anonymous Editilla, at 9:51 PM  

Statistical analysis is for professionals, not political analysts.

First off there are many reasons for oil spills. Many have nothing to do with exploration or drilling.

Inability to separate the reasons is spurious.

By Blogger mominem, at 11:48 PM  

Joejoejoe, get going on your blog, man. Seriously.

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